Russell County Public Library

Birth Records

Russell County Public Library has a microfilm copy of the Russell County Birth Registers from 1853-1889. It is somewhat difficult to read (see below), so plan on setting aside an hour or two to search it.

Birth Record Example

Also: Some records are available from the years 1900 to 1927 at the Russell County Courthouse. Between 1896 and June 14, 1912, there was no law for the registration of births. Estimates are that it was 1920 before records were even 90% complete.

Obtain a copy of birth certificates held by the state by writing:

VDH, Office of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1000 Richmond, Virginia

You can also call 804-662-6200 or visit the Office of Vital Records’ website.

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    248 W. Main Street
    Lebanon, VA 24266
    Fax: 276-889-8045

    Mon: 10am-5:30pm
    Tues: 10am-8pm
    Wed: 10am-5:30pm
    Thurs: 10am-8pm
    Fri: 10am-5:30pm
    Sat: 10am-3pm
    Sun: CLOSED

  • Honaker Community Library
    10 Library Drive
    Honaker, VA 24260
    Phone: 276-873-6600
    Fax: 276-873-5800

    Mon: 12pm-7pm
    Tues: CLOSED
    Wed: 2pm-5:30pm
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    Fri: 12:00pm-5:30pm
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    Sun: 2pm-5pm

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